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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, virtual insanity edition

1. Figure it out at the Figure Drawing Workshop, a figure drawing workshop where there will be various art supplies available for those who need, going over the basics of drawing the human figure. (Monday, Color Scenes, $10-20)

2. Hear something different at the Wet Ink Ensemble 20th Anniversary Bash, celebrating 20 years of adventurous music making in NYC and around the world with a concert celebrating the work of the ensemble’s four acclaimed composers. (Monday, Roulette, $18-25)

3. Don’t have a cow, man, at 90s Simpsons Trivia, with three rounds of Simpsons trivia from the 1990s only that’s fast-paced with prizes fun. Wearing Simpsons gear is highly recommended. (Tuesday, Gutter Bar, FREE)

4. Armor up for Medieval Armored Combat Practice, and learn to fight like the knights of the middle ages with the members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms for their weekly fighter full contact practice. (Tuesday, McCarren Softball Diamond, FREE)

5. Bring your prescription to Doctor’s Orders, where a biologist, a physician, a neuroscientist, and a sex researcher walk onto a stage and answer all the questions you never felt comfortable asking your own doctor. (Wednesday, The William Vale, $?)

6. Look out for Casper at Mad Spooky a weekly paranormal experience presented on radio by the Brooklyn Paranormal Society that increases the stakes on a relentless quest for the spookies. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Paranormal Society, FREE)

7. Keep your ears open during the Really Reading Series, featuring Molly Crabapple, Brothers of the Gun, and more readers performing a reading series with your questions, comments, and reactions, to their overtly political discourse. (Thursday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

8. Step into virtual insanity at Canned Heat: A Jamiroquai Party taking over the evening with a night full of disco, funk, and all things Jamiroquai to keep you dancing all night long. (Thursday, Schimanski, FREE before 9pm)

9. Get trivial at Epic: Stand Up & Storytelling, a storytelling show with storytellers and comedians dramatically retelling stories of everyday, trivial problems set to live classical music. (Friday, The Cobra Club, FREE)

10. Get ready for lights, camera, Etheridge at The Etheridge Awards: A Comedy Show,   honoring celebrated icons of queer comedy for a night of stand-up, in-memoriam montages, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, $10)

Spring into peace, love, and local business! Greenpointers’ sensational Flower Power Spring Market returns to the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, 5th floor) on Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 7pm.

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